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Your Healthcare - Overview

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Your health in Spain

Regardless of your age, your health and access to healthcare in Spain are crucial factors to consider when contemplating living here. There are multiple avenues through which you can access healthcare in Spain:

State-funded healthcare, contributory state healthcare (Convenio Especial), privately funded healthcare, private medical insurance, travel insurance, and EHIC/GHIC state-funded emergency healthcare for travelers.

To assist you in navigating the diverse range of options available, we provide an array of guides and services aimed at supporting you in meeting your healthcare requirements in Spain.


Guides to Healthcare in Spain:

Healthcare in Spain for people who are resident (Click here)

Healthcare for frequent visitors and second home owners (Click here)

Healthcare for people who are applying for a visa or residency (Click here)

Healthcare paid for by the UK for UK pensioners - The S1 form (Click here)


Age in Spain support services for your healthcare in Spain:

Private healthcare insurance policies and advice

We have contacts with several Spanish health insurance companies who offer policies valid for visa or residency applications. These policies must offer cover that is equal or superior to that provided by the Spanish public health system, and the policy should have no exclusions or co-payments.

Our advisor can arrange quotes and comparisons to suit your requirements, and advise you if you are having trouble in finding a policy because of any pre-existing medical condition or your age.

If you decide to use a health insurance company with which we directly partner through our referral system and your policy is accepted, we will receive a small donation from the company to support our vital services - at no extra cost to you. This will not affect the independence or quality of the help we give you. We will always be transparent with you to help you ensure you can make an informed decision about the policies in order to best meet your requirements.

Medical Certificates for Visa Applications

If you need a medical certificate to support your visa application, this is a fast and cost effective one stop service. The certificate has to be dated when you are visiting Spain as the Consulates will check the stamps in your passport.

We will connect you with an English-speaking doctor in Spain, who will carry out an online consultation and can then issue the required official Spanish medical certificate which meets the Spanish Government’s Health Regulations. 

This certificate is a Spanish document and so does not require legalisation (apostille) or translation. The cost is €90 per person and you pay the doctor directly.

For more information and to request an appointment, contact

The doctors make a small personal donation to support Age in Spain's vital services if you decide to engage them after enquiring via this email link - at no extra cost to you. 


Before you go! We absolutely depend upon the vital support of people like you to ensure that our services are freely available for everyone who needs help.

Did you find this free guide useful?

To help everyone plan their life to the fullest, we provide free, accessible information guides to people like you - in fact to more than 30,000 people in 2022. Our trusted telephone and email Infoline service gives direct one to one help to 3,000 people. Our services completely depend on personal donations to keep them going - from people like you. Can you help? 

Your regular donation of just €15 per month will enable us to provide a weekly friendship call to an isolated older person, every week of the year.

Your donation of €50 will directly support 10 people through our Infoline service.

Your gift of €100 will enable us to make a home visit to a vulnerable, isolated person who is struggling to access vital services.

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Age in Spain provides information about service providers for information only. This list is not exhaustive, and is subject to change at any time. None of the service providers are endorsed or recommended by Age in Spain. You should research whether a service provider will be suitable. Age in Spain does not accept any liability arising to any person for any loss or damage suffered through using these service providers or this information.

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